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Educational Theory and Policy (EDTHP)

EDTHP 401 (IL) (CI ED 401) Introduction to Comparative Education (3) Origins, nature, scope, basic literature, and methodology of comparative education. Study of sample topics.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: 5th semester standing or higher  

EDTHP 412 (WMNST 412) Education and the Status of Women (3) An examination of the relationship of education to the status of women in American society.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

EDTHP 416 (US) (SOC 416) Sociology of Education (3) The theoretical, conceptual, and descriptive contributions of sociology to education.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

EDTHP 420 Education and Public Policy (3) Focus on the development and analysis of education policy, and policy's influence on schools.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: six credits in social/behavioral sciences  

EDTHP 427 Intelligence and Educational Policy (3) This course explores the concept of intelligence and its assessment from historical, psychological, educational and policy perspectives.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: EDTHP 115 or 6 credits in social/behavioral sciences  

EDTHP 430 History of Education in the United States (3) American educational ideas and practice critically examined in terms of their historical development and contemporary significance.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

EDTHP 434H Honors Teaching Experience in Leadership Jumpstart (1) Guided instruction and practical experience for teaching assistants to the Honors Leadership Jumpstart course (EDTHP 234H).
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: EDTHP 234H and permission of program  

EDTHP 435 Child Labor and Education in the Global Economy (3) The legal instruments and social science theories useful for understanding and combating child labor through education policy and practice.
Effective: Spring 2014
 

EDTHP 440 (CI ED 440) Introduction to Philosophy of Education (3) Introduction to the examination of educational theory and practice from philosophical perspectives, classical and contemporary.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: ENGL 015  

EDTHP 441 Education, Schooling, and Values (3) Studies in education and schooling as problems in value; axiological problems and positions; examination of practical applications, including moral education.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

EDTHP 447 (US) (SOC 447) Ethnic Minorities and Schools in the United States (3) Analysis of the social and cultural factors which affect educational outcomes among minority pupils, especially Blacks, Hispanics, and Indians.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

EDTHP 492 (AF AM 492, C I 492) Identities, Power and Perceptual Pedagogies in Teaching and Learning (3) Students will perform inquires into the intersections of identities, power, and pedagogical formations in relation to urban teaching/learning contexts.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: 5th semester standing  

EDTHP 496 Individual Studies (1-18) Creative projects supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

EDTHP 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

EDTHP 498 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

EDTHP 500 Proseminar in Educational Theory and Policy (3) An introduction to disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies in educational theory and policy.
Effective: Spring 2002
 

EDTHP 507 (HI ED 503, CI ED 503) Ethnicity, National Identity, and Education (3) Surveys group-oriented education policies internationally, especially comparing those of Britain, Taiwan, India.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

EDTHP 510 Data Analysis for Education Policy Research (3) This course bridges applied statistics coursework and practical research with real, large-scale datasets and software tools.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: EDPSY 505 or equivalent e.g. STAT 460 STAT 501  

EDTHP 516 (CI ED 516) Education and Demographic Change in the United State and Abroad (3) Interrelationship between schooling and employment, marriage, fertility, and migration. Focus comparatively on the United States and developing countries.
Effective: Spring 1998
 

EDTHP 518 Analysis of U. S. Educational Policy (3) The interaction between educational theory and social structure, focusing on the role of practicing intellectuals in contemporary institutional settings.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

EDTHP 520 Perspectives on Contemporary School Reform (3) Examination of contemporary U.S. school reform, with a focus on contrasting theoretical perspectives and the application of policy analysis principles.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

EDTHP 523 Interpreting and Analyzing Quantitative Studies in Education Policy (3) Effective reading of academic articles in educational policy based on quantitative methods.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: EDPSY 400 andEDPSY 406  

EDTHP 525 Alternative Assessment of National Educational and Health Policies (3) Overview of alternative research strategies in education, nursing and health education studies used to study impact of national policies.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

EDTHP 527 Testing and Educational Equity (3) This course considers testing, the reasons that policymakers have widely adopted testing, and implications of testing for educational equity.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

EDTHP 533 Social History and Education Policy (3) Historical study of social dimensions in the formation of education policy.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

EDTHP 534 (CI ED 534, SOC 534) Childhood and Education in Sociological and International Comparative Perspective (3) The course objective is to use an international comparative lens and sociological perspective to examine the social, cultural, political and economic forces that shape childhood and the role education plays in this process.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

EDTHP 536 Studies in Educational Thought (3) Studies in the historical development of educational theory.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

EDTHP 538 (SOC 538) Sociology of Education (3) Provides students with an overview of dominant sociological theoretical perspectives on schools, schooling, and education in modern society.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

EDTHP 541 (CI ED 541) Contemporary Philosophies of Education (3) Educational theory and practice in relation to contemporary movements in philosophy.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

EDTHP 542 (EDLDR 542) Civil Rights and Education (3) Examination of civil rights policies and educational equity in the U.S. from the perspectives of law, social science,and accountability policy.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

EDTHP 550 (CI ED 550) Comparative Education Policy Seminar (3) Examines the educational policy process world-wide and the influence on schooling of children, youth, and adults in national education systems.
Effective: Summer 2015
 

EDTHP 553 (CI ED 553, HI ED 553, SOC 553) Educational Mobility in Comparative Perspective (3) Role of education in social mobility, using quantitative, qualitative, and historical methods; focuses comparatively on Britain, East Asia, and South America.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

EDTHP 555 Migration and Children's Education (3) The research theories and policies useful for understanding the schooling processes and outcomes of immigrants' children.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

EDTHP 557 (SOC 557, HI ED 557) Sociology of Higher Education (3) Reviews theory and current sociology research on student access, achievement, and governance in postsecondary education, with applications to policy analysis.
Effective: Fall 2000
Prerequisite: graduate students only except with permission of instructor; EDTHP/SOC 416 is recommended  

EDTHP 580 Improving Educational Writing (3) Focus on components of high quality academic writing for educational research, with a special emphasis on improving the writing process.
Effective: Summer 2009
 

EDTHP 582 (EDLDR 582, HI ED 582) Reviewing and Editing Education and Policy Journals (3) Introduction to education policy journals and the review and editing process; discussion of emerging issues within the academic publishing industry.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

EDTHP 585 (EDLDR 585, HI ED 585) Research Design: Implications for Decisions in Higher Education (3) A capstone course on research design and analytical approaches to support decision-making in administration and policy-making.
Effective: Fall 2004
Prerequisite: EDPSY 400, EDPSY 406 ; orAG 400, R SOC 573  

EDTHP 586 (EDLDR 586, HI ED 586) Qualitative Methods in Educational Research (3) Exploration of the theoretical framework undergirding qualitative research and its attendant practices and techniques.
Effective: Fall 2004
 

EDTHP 587 (EDLDR 587, HI ED 587) Education Policy and Politics (3) The political economy and bureaucratic politics of educational organizations, with special attention to the policy-making, implementation, and evaluation process.
Effective: Fall 2004
 

EDTHP 588 (EDLDR 588, HI ED 588) Qualitative Methods in Educational Research II (3) Advanced study of methods involved in executing and analyzing qualitative research in education.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: EDTHP 586  

EDTHP 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects including non-thesis research, supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

EDTHP 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

EDTHP 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

EDTHP 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

EDTHP 602 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) This class enables doctoral students to gain experience in college teaching under the supervision of a course instructor.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

EDTHP 603 Foreign Academic Experience (1-12) Foreign study and/or research constituting progress toward the degree at a foreign university.
Effective: Summer 2002
 

EDTHP 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

EDTHP 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

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